Thank you for taking time to visit, and I hope I am even a tiny bit helpful as I have been helped and blessed by so many others. I have been doing Calligraphy since teens, and card making for many years as well. In 1990 I delighted in the joys of stamping with ink and embossing after a trip to Cairns, Qld. In 2009 I discovered the brayer, 2010 the Cuttlebug, also have now taking to reading up on crafting blogs and lo! Here I am, on one of my own.

I live on the coast of eastern Australia. I am a Christian. I trusted in the LORD down here at the beach, amazingly it is not far from where I now live. It was over 40 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

WOYWW + Artneko stamps + Sarn's Snoopy

Hullo there everyone.
Here is my desk... or actually dining table as craft room is demolition area and if tried to put these on it you would not see them and wanted to share them properly.
Two piles of loveliness - first here are the Snoopy stamps inked out from Sarn.. I admired them here on her blog and she very kindly offered to send me some and sent this lovely card as well- see here, better photo of pear card - thank YOU Sarn (Sandra of Stamping with Pleasure) - see Snoopy card here!

The next lot of loveliness is the bundle from Artneko - such an amazing ones from new site. I found saw it on my friend Anne's "Ink~a~Doodle~Do" blog and  she won a prize for her effort and soo lovely.. see here.

Then also saw them on Lindsay's blog.
To see their stamps, especially ones on 50% off sale at present  L@@K here - and if you mention Lindsay Weirich's blog the Frugal Crafter, here, you can get an extra 10%!
These are the two which I bought and are on my desk today...the ATC set - Gorgeous NINE stamps in all and the Muted Bamboo and Calligraphy banner (how could I resist?? :D) AND Annette gave me a free stamp, PLUS a piece of the lovely Japanese Washi paper, and card/envelope with back ending, plus a cute bag the free stamp came, and a 10% of for next visit.. mm, think there may be one.. ;D
For those of you wondering where I am ie not doing WOYWW recently, I have not been best (eye surgery). I have also found being unwell loosens your resolve not to buy things as have been bit bad.. I cant wait to try out thse newly mounted treasures - thanks Annette, great efficient post all the way down under!!

Artneko have a very good run down on how to mount with foam-see here. I love the way they talk about separating stamp pieces and make it like a jigsaw so you can either use it as a whole or individually easily.. see half way down link above... 
Also idea of using glycerine to clean gunk off scissors works a treat.. great tips page. Yes mine are already mounted that is something I am usually good at ...
Oh and if you remember me starting a Stampscapes card a month or so ago with the corner that weren't corners :D, I have posted it and some shots from Finland visit on post below..
Those of you wondering why a desk is on view please join over at the lovely Julia's blog at the Stamping Ground for What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday! I may not get around to you all much this week, sorry!

Thanks so much everyone for popping over for peek and chat.
May God bless your day wherever you may be,
Shaz in Oz.x
PS Keep your eyes peeled next week as there should be an anniversary candy coming up all being well; and here are couple of Aussie shots for you too   :D
Flame tree and Jacaranda in street up in top town. I spied when out shopping last week and clicked it on my mobile to share with you.
The creek at low tide - October school holidays.. our springtime :D


scrappymo! said...

Sorry to hear that you are still struggling with your eyes.
That is such a worry. prayers offered here for you as I know you did the same for me lately!!!
My DH had some trouble after his...I had to put in the eye drops in for him for a long time.
He ended up going back for a little touch up work and it was improved...not perfect but much better.
He can't drive at night if it is raining and the road it unlit. We drive a long way out of our way to take the highway home if it rains as there are street lights the whole way and then he is OK.
Keep at it and hopefully it will improve.

Inkypinkycraft said...

Hope you are feeling better soon, have a creative week! Trace x 46

Ann B said...

Hi Sharon. you are lucky to live so near a beautiful beach, get your socks of girl and have a paddle.
Sorry you have not been feeling well, eye drops are a pain to put in and they make you feel odd so hope you are better soon.

Thanks for visiting earlier - just catching up on a few desks before I walk the dog.
Ann B #70

Neil said...

Hi there. It's only Wednesday morning here so you're not late! I pray that the Grace and Peace of God keep you safe and well and thank Him for His healing hand over you. Lovely goodies on your desk today and I love the photo's, miss Jacaranda trees and as it is coming into winter here it is lovely to see sunny photos too.
Have a good day and week.

Sarn said...

Hi Shaz . . . ooh . . . happy post! Is there anything better?

I will check out your stamp links shortly so I can blame you if I buy anything! LOL!

Great Aussie shots . . . been dreary here ALL WEEK, so it's nice to see your sunny pix xxx

Hope you feel better soon xxx

Spyder said...

Great Snoopy cards, lucky you! and fabulous sunny pictures too! Been awol for ages, sorry for no visits, should be back to normal soon! Have a great crafty week!
Happy WoYwW
((Lyn)) #25

Jenny Marples said...

Sorry to hear you've not been feeling the best. Hope that improves v. soon. Great bits and pieces to play with when you are up to it (we all need to inspire our mojos, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!!) Happy WOYWW, hugs Buttons #6

Glenda said...

So sorry to hear you are still recovering from your eye problems. Love all you have going on here today. Wonderful cards in the making and I love the photo of the creek! Such an awesome place!
Glenda 100

Cardarian said...

Ahhh springtime - I should move to Australia for the next few months - really don't like the winter - makes me depressed - going to work in the dark, coming back in the dark huh! Still the Flame tree and jacaranda are just fantastic! Love your cards too! So many stamps! I am envious!
Lots of hugs,

Twiglet said...

Hope your eyes are soon feeling fine - it's so frustrating when you can't get down to serious crafting! At least you have some nice bits and bobs to look forward to using. x Jo

butterfly said...

I adore Snoopy (though Linus is my absolute favourite character), so these really appeal. Do hope your eye recovery is safe, smooth and speedy. Happy WOYWW!
Alison x

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Shaz, so sorry that it is taking so long for you to get back to your normal self.I adore Snoopy- I have dozens of paperback books of him, and DVD's- all sorts of stuff. I think he's wonderful! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #107

Craftychris said...

So much lovely stuff to look at on your post today. You take good care of yourself, hope your eyes recover soon. Big hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Very nice to "see" you back again Shaz after your eye surgery. Hope you buck up soon, it must be costing you a fortune!! Lovely images from Sarn though, she's very generous. Those socks I'm knitting are huge!! Another couple of inches bigger and I'd be hanging them up by the fire for Christmas!! MY phone is a very basic when supplied by work, I don't have the need for one of my own as I never call anyone and don't like phone conversations anyway! So that little camera has been my only choice in the last month!!

Brenda 3

SandeeNC said...

Well, "look" at it this week, JUST one more week and then you will be right as rain! Love the pictures of the beach, everyone looks like they are enjoying the spring weather! Over here, Fall is in full gear, loving the leaves changing color! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Belinda Basson said...

Get better soon. Lovely things on your desk to see.

Neet said...

Sorry you have been neglected but it is only on the net. You are thought of daily in prayer.
Love your funny images, have always been a Snoopy fan, and thanks for those gorgeous photos of Oz!
Will be in touch when I get home.
Much love
Neet 55x

kay said...

enjoy your new goodies
have a super woyww
kay #57

Gillian .... said...

Feel better soon, gotta love Snoopy. happy WOYWW. Gillian #9

Nicky said...

Hope you feel better soon - love the snoopy images and the pictures of your area - its all fogging have a great week thanks for sharing ~ Nicky ~53

MaryH said...

Oh those marvelously colored trees. We had jacaranda trees in So. Fla. We had one, & it never bloomed until after we had sold that house! The flame tree ...oh so well named. What a burst of color and the 2 of them so close together. What a view, and thanks for sharing with us.
That was so kind of Sarn to send you the Snoopy. He's so cute, somebody is going to have a bright day when you get the card ready. Love the blue on the pear card too. Yet another technique I need to learn! LOL. Hope the eyes are doing better each day. TFS a lovely post. Hugs

lisa said...

Sorry I haven't been by for so long, Shaz. I'm glad your surgery went well and you are recovering slowly. Don't rush things.
Your new stash looks lovely, can't wait to see what you create with it and now I am feeling very depressed after seeing those gorgeous photos. How wonderful to be going in to Spring when we are damp and dismal going into Winter. I think I need to move Down Under!!
Take care
Hugs Lisax

Unknown said...

Hi Shaz, love those snoopy cards/stamps. Great pics of the jackaranda....did you know I had a christmas candy on my blog you may like to enter...
luv and take care...Aussie aNNie♥


fairy thoughts said...

Sorry to hear about your eye problems hopefully they will be better soon.
LOvely stash on your desk, but best of all those trees mother nature at her best just gorgeous.
thanks for sharing
janet #58

Anne said...

Sorry that your eyes are still causing you problems and I don't blame you having a bit of retail therapy. You have some lovely things there to play with. The trees in the photograph are stunning. Take care Anne x #146

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Hope your eyes soon show the improvement you would wish for. Thank you for showing us those glorious trees, they really brightened up our lives after the dull and dismal weather over here this week. I quite agree with your views on Hallowe'en or All Hallows Eve as it should be called. It truly does not belong in the UK either. Our celebration around this time is Bonfire Night, remembering the Gunpowder Plot. Have a good week, and try to be patient with those eyes of yours. xx Maggie #33

Sandy said...

Oh those a cute images you have on your desk, have fun with them.. Great photos TFS. Sandy :)#47

Anne said...

God's beautiful creation around you, love and prayer for your healing and some retail will be fine really soon! TFS! God bless you and keep you in His tender mercies. xxxx

Eliza said...

Beautiful country we have here isn't it! Love the Jacaranda Tree and the Flame tree the flame tree is banned where I live and a huge fine to be given if not removed, shame really they are beautiful but also cause serious health problems.

I hope you are on the improve now and your eyes are ok. Good to have you post.

Eliza 88

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful blog- looking forward to seeing you more on OSA- love your write ups, pictures and inspirational writing too!
Shelly Schmidt

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